Scenery around the Wägitalsee.
During 2010, I began work on building the mountain that partially
surrounds the Wägitalsee. This is the reservoir behind the
More scenery near completion on June 7, 2010. The falls is along
which feeds into Wägitalersee formed by the Schräh
dam. Below the dam flows the Wägital Aa
which is a tributary of the Zürichsee. The falls is made
from Woodland Scenics Water Effects
over wax paper. I found I could not separate the falls from the paper,
so I simply left the paper backing. After the Water Effects had set for 24 hours,
I painted it a dark blue. Over the blue, I used white paint with a
stippling brush stroke to give the effect of falling water. I glued
teased cotton batten at the top of the falls, along the sides, and
at the bottom to simulate mist. The base of the river was first painted
blue. When the paint was dry, I applied Realistic Water. When that had set,
I used Water Effects around
the rocks and bridge to simulate rapids. Finally I used white paint
over the rapids, stippling it to give the white water effect.
A BLS goods train crossing the Aberenbach.